MYANMAR – According to the Association for the Assistance of Political Prisoners (AAPP), 23,674 people have been detained and 3,745 have been killed by the junta regime in almost two and a half years of the coup d’état in Myanmar.
This data was collected between 1st February 2021 to 4th July 2023. The actual number of casualties may be much higher, stated AAPP.
During the Spring Revolution, 19,311 people are still detained, of which 6,645 have already been sentenced to prison.
Among those who have been sentenced to death for participating in the revolution, 115 people are reportedly still detained in prison. Including those 42 people who were sentenced to death among 121 people who were charged in absentia, there were already 157 people sentenced to the death penalty. The number of people who have been arrested and released so far has reportedly been 4,363.
According to the information collected by AAPP, since the military coup in 2021 until July 4, 31 female students and 107 male students have been sentenced to prison by the courts nationwide. Among the 138 detained students, Yangon Division has the highest number at 65.
Lately, on June 30, the Vice President of Yangon University of Economics Student’s Union and third-year student majoring in Statistics, Mr. Htet Paing Soe, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with labor under Section 50 (j) of the Anti-Terrorism Act by the Yangon Eastern District Court. He was reportedly been arrested in Thingangyun Township on April 21, 2022.
Non-Government Social Services Leaders, Activists, journalists, CDM employees, and anyone from various fields actively resisting the junta regime have been arrested and detained by the junta regime. Any information on those who have been prosecuted or killed during the Spring Revolution could be shared with AAPP, directly sending emails on fatality reports to [email protected] and detainee reports to [email protected]., as announced by AAPP.